For those who have read my topics in the last few weeks.... update on Ben time!
For those who haven't... I brought home my first Betta, Venom a few weeks ago from the local pet store. I had him for a week before I decided to get Carnage from Aquabid. He cost me a bloody fortune, but he was PERFECT. A few days after Carnage getting home, I noticed Venom's fins started turning black, within 3 hours he had no fins left :( He passed away the next day. I had to move Carnage out of the divided tank, and into my 10g. I noticed the next day he had Ich. A few days after, with treatment of salt and raised temps, Carnage passed away. Heartbroken, I sought out another Betta to help me feel better. I picked up Ben and bought a whole new set up for him. He's in my living room as we speak!
Anyways, update! Ben is doing great! He's eating pellets with no issues, he's coloring up more too. Yesterday was treat day, he got his first freeze dried blood worm and he wasn't so excited about it lol He LOVES frozen brine shrimp though, which he gets every second day for one of his feedings. It's cute, he comes to the front of his tank if I walk up to it. If I open the top, he runs to the top. Yesterday I held the blood worm at the water line and he took it from my fingers. Ben is FULL of personality. I mean I adore my Venom and Carnage, but Ben is so much more fun then they were. I truly think they were never healthy :( My other boys never flared either, but Ben flares at his cave, the plants, the thermo, and the suction hose when I clean his tank. He even flared at me <3
So.. it's been a week and everything is cool! I was seriously thinking of walking away from Bettas, but Ben saved me :)
A picture of Ben...